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Blood drive in Houghton this week

The UP Regional Blood Center is in critical need of several blood types, including O-positive and O-negative, A-negative, and B-negative. O-type blood is extremely important because it is universally accepted for all donations. There is an opportunity locally to help alleviate the situation. A blood drive is scheduled for Thursday …

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Keweenaw Chamber sees nice turnout for Small Business Saturday

Donuts and coffee were on the menu for those taking advantage of Small Business Saturday this weekend. At the Keweenaw Chamber office near Franklin Square in Houghton, staff greeted people about to embark on a shopping spree. Katie Schlief says the holiday season is off to an enthusiastic start. The …

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Hancock Christmas Walk a roaring success

Kids teemed throughout downtown Hancock on Friday night, making the city’s Christmas Walk the largest ever. Manager Mary Babcock was at City Hall helping with cookie decorating. By 6:00 she was handing out gift packs of stickers and other holiday themed giveaways, because they had run out of treats. Across …

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Copper Country Today 11-28-21

Founders Laurel and Melissa Maki discuss 31 Backpacks, an organization dedicated to ensuring nutritious meals for less fortunate students when they are not at school. There are volunteer opportunities for their weekly packs, providing food over each weekend, and for The Big Pack, designed to handle needs during the holiday …

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FinnU Women’s Hockey Snaps Losing Skid – Monday Sports Wrap

College Hockey The Finlandia University women’s hockey team snapped their 40-game losing streak by skating to a 1-1 tie with Northland College yesterday. Breanna Bisek scored for the Lions. Laney Pasemko made 28 saves.   College Basketball The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team outscored Saint Cloud State 90-76 yesterday. Owen …

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Calumet Claims Copper Island Classic – Sunday Sports Wrap

High School The Calumet swept its way to a victory in the Copper Island Classic by defeating Hancock 6-3 Saturday night. Paul Sturos led the Copper Kings with two goals and an assist. Jackson Rilei and Tom Erkkila each added a goal and an assist, and Cliff Jurmu and Ayden …

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Several injured in Quincy Township crash

Correction: Article originally said Saturday when Friday was intended. Michigan State Police and Houghton County Sheriff’s Department personnel responded to a crash Friday evening just after six. A sport utility vehicle was rear ended by a pickup truck at the intersection of US 41 and French Town Road in Quincy …

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Copper Island Classic Begins Tonight – Friday Sports Wrap

High School In high school hockey, Calumet and Hancock face off in the Copper Island Classic tonight and tomorrow. Both games in the total-goals competition will be played at the Colosseum. Coverage of both contests will begin at 6:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3. The 11-player …

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Wings Snap Losing Streak – Thursday Sports Wrap

College Volleyball The Michigan Tech volleyball team will open the NCAA tournament a week from today. The Huskies are seeded second in the Midwest Region, and will face seventh-seed Wayne State at Ferris State University in Big Rapids in the opening round. NHL The Detroit Red Wings broke their four-game winless …

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35 Angel Tree families still looking for donors

Each Christmas season, the Copper Country Angel Mission sets up a tree filled with the wants and needs of children across the area. Sherry Middlemis-Brown, who sits on the Board of Directors, says that about two-thirds of the requests have been answered, but that still leaves 35 kids hoping for …

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